Leopard attacks claim 9 kids in 3 yrs

- Rastriya Samachar Samiti, BANEPA

Jan 15, 2016-

Nine children aged two to 10 years have been killed in leopard attacks in the past three years in Kavre, the District Forest Office said. 

Officials said the deceased children are Sushila Tamang of Panchkhal-1, Salina Pandey, Bil Bahadur Shrestha and Sunil Lama of Devbhumi Baluwa-8, Pukar Tamang, 4, of Rabiopi-1, Dipika Bista of Nasikasthan-2, Ramila Khanal of Khanalthok-3 and Nabin Bhurtel and Mohan Bhurtel of Methinkot VDC.

District Forest Office chief Prem Khanal said that the leopards enter the villages in search of prey and attack people due to scarcity of food in their limited habitat. 

Published: 15-01-2016 09:24

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